This year, Chanukah starts the evening of Tuesday, December 12th and ends the evening of Wednesday, December 20th. Chanukah is the Jewish festival of lights, and commemorates the miracle of the Second Temple being filled with light for eight nights off the amount of oil that should have illuminated the space for one night only. People celebrate Chanukah by eating oily foods, such as potato pancakes and doughnuts, lighting Chanukah candles each night, and by playing a game called ‘dreidel.’ Hillel at Loyola had a pre-Chanukah celebration with “A Harry Potter Chanukah,” a week of events that explored common themes between Harry Potter and Chanukah, such as light, miracles and resilience. In addition, Hillel at Loyola will be hosting its annual Chanukah Party on Thursday, December 7th at 6pm in Damen MPR South. This year the theme is Candyland so come celebrate the festival of lights and walk through a candy(wonder)land!
All are welcome on Sunday, December 17, at 3:00 p.m. in Madonna della Strada Chapel for a free organ concert. Joseph Burgio, an organist from Chicago, is our featured organist for the month of December. READ MORE
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The Alternative Break Immersion program at Loyola University Chicago provides participants local, national, and international opportunities to expand learning beyond the classroom in the context of direct service and action. Each ABI involves a combination of service and cultural immersion in a host community along with awareness raising around issues of social concern in those communities. Listen to Student Leader Hunter Hayes (BA History '18) and Staff Leader Chelsea Metivier (MEd '17) talk about their experiences on a recent ABI. WATCH VIDEO
Omer M. Mozaffar, the Muslim Chaplain of Loyola, shares with us his faith, his wisdom, his knowledge, and his presence. This new feature on our website is a place where he's shared his letters on questions and struggles that we have about life. If you are looking for guidance or advice, or simply to learn more about life, this is a great place for you! READ MORE